4. Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve
Alright, we know there are more than a few Ben Bernanke bashers out there. But let's get this straight. This whole world economic crisis could have been a lot worse without Bernanke's steady hand and careful moves at the helm of the Federal Reserve to nurse the economy back to health and pull us out of the recession. And, yes, we are out of the recession. Now if companies would start taking some calculated risks and do some hiring, we might actually see some solid economic growth.